30 May, 2017
Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said the force could not make a "direct link" to the Manchester Arena bombing in which 22 people died, seven of them children.
Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported Wednesday that a female suspect was apprehended in Manchester after a series of fast-paced raids on an apartment block in the city.
"We greatly value the important relationships we have with our trusted intelligence, law enforcement and security partners around the world", the National Counter Terrorism Policing office said in a statement on Wednesday evening.
According to the Guardian, Prime Minister Theresa May will confront US President Donald Trump over the stream of leaks of crucial intelligence when the pair meet Thursday at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit meeting in Brussels. The anti-terror force that took Hashim Abedi into custody in Libya said the teenager had confessed that both he and his brother, Salman, were members of the Islamic State (ISIS) group and that he "knew all the details" of the Manchester attack plot.
Abedi's father and younger brother have also been arrested in Libya following the attack.
While the precise details of when and how Salman Abedi chose to turn to violent extremist remain unknown, his sister said he was loving but driven by a desire for revenge.
As for the attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May says the investigation into the deadly Manchester concert bombing is making progress.
British officials were infuriated on Wednesday when the New York Times published forensic photographs of sophisticated bomb parts that United Kingdom authorities fear could complicate the expanding investigation into the lethal blast in which six further arrests have been made in the United Kingdom and two more in Libya.
"Salman showed me a face of hate after that sermon", Mohammed Saeed said of the 2015 encounter.
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The investigation into the Manchester Arena atrocity has continued apace as security agencies swooped on the suicide bomber's suspected "network".
The Manchester bombing raised concern across Europe.
"We don't believe in killing innocents", Ramadan Abedi said before he was detained in Tripoli.
"And as I've said, it continues at a pace".
Belgian security services were repeatedly accused by French authorities of failing to prevent extremists from the largely Muslim Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek from plotting the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
A former classmate told the BBC that Abedi was a "very jokey lad" but also "very short tempered" and would get angry at "the littlest thing".
"It's terrible. Very wicked, to target that sort of thing", the 91-year-old monarch told 14-year-old Evie Mills and her parents.
Stephen says the one memory that has remained with him is the image of one of the victims, a 16 year old girl, who was killed that night.
He said they had been anxious that Abedi was "supporting terrorism" and he had expressed the view that "being a suicide bomber was OK".